I forgot that MegaCon was in Orlando this past weekend (and, since I'm just getting back from vacation, a delay in the reporting). Unless I missed something, CBR covered Emerald City but not MegaCon and Newsarama didn't cover either. What's up with that?
Conflicting news over whether and when we'll get Legion flight rings...
The DC Nation panel, via Superman Homepage (emphasis added in the 2nd paragraph):
... Didio mentioned that the generational gaps with certain characters can be the DC Universe's great strength and also a weakness. There was much discussion that some readers are turned off by a certain version of The Flash or The Legion of Superheroes, but stressed that if it's a good story, it should remind the reader why he or she loved The Legion or The Flash in the first place. The goal is to find one strong interpretation and build the fan base around that. It alienates some people, but that's not at all the goal. Palmiotti added that he embraces how some creators can take one version and rework it into something fresh and cool.Via the Airship Over Water blog:
...Thanks to the popularity of the Lantern Rings as promotional items, there will be a Legion of Superheroes ring available soon, as well as a Flash ring. I asked if there would be a "Supermen of America" ring like the limited edition ones from the 1940's and someone asked about an Alan Scott/Green Lantern ring, but the answer to both was "no."
Adventure Comics will feature a "Secret Origin" story of the Legion, and they will also have their own title back soon. Although it's in no way Superman related, Batwoman will finally receive her own title as well.
...Concerning how co-features like the backup stories in Action Comics will be handled in collected formats, Didio explained that if the backup story is integral to the main story, it will be in the collection, but when it's not, it will either be collected separately or not at all.
DiDio said one of the big problems of the DCU is that properties get fractualized and that fans develop favorite versions of properties such as the Legion or Hawkman, creating generational conflicts. He said the goal now is to find a strong interpretation of the characters and build upon it throughout the comics and other media. “It’s not just resetting the wheel every time,” he said.Via Comics Continuum:
Another bit I noted was the fact that he mentioned Hawkman and the Legion. I love every version of Hawkman and Jim Shooter and Francis Manupal’s Legion of Superheroes is the only Legion I’m familiar with. Either way, I agree with what Didio is saying. Some characters have an iconic legacy that has been represented far differently multiple times. With Hawkman you have fans of Carter Hall and fans or Katar Hol, and with the Legion you might have fans of Jim Shooter’s Legion and some of Geoff Johns’ Legion. I think trying to come together with that icon and connect for all fans is a key thing to do.
...DiDio said one of the big problems of the DCU is that properties get fractualized and that fans develop favorite versions of properties such as the Legion or Hawkman, creating generational conflicts. He said the goal now is to find a strong interpretation of the characters and build upon it throughout the comics and other media. "It's not just resetting the wheel every time," he said.
...Bedard was asking if the Starro story will bleed into other books, and he noted there will be a little more crossover between R.E.B.E.L.S. and the Green Lantern Corps.
...DiDio said backup features will continue, noting Coven in Teen Titans, rotating stories in Action Comics, the Question in Detective Comics and more in Adventure Comics.
...DiDio said Legion rings are a possibility.
I don't know why I can't find info on this weekend's Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle at Newsarama, but here's some news on the DC Nation panel via CBR:
...Next up, an attendee commented on how he’s enjoying his Lantern rings – and can’t wait for his Flash ring – but he still wanted to know…when is DC going to be giving out Legion rings?
Johns smiled and replied, “For every Marvel comic you rip up and send to us, you’ll get a ring.” The crowd laughed loudly at this answer.